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  • 05.03.16

Facing “powerful lobbyists,” Tesla bill stalls in Connecticut Senate

The electric carmaker is fighting a nationwide battle for the right to sell its vehicles directly to consumers. But while it’s won over a number of lawmakers, in Connecticut—one of the many states which ban such sales—the Elon Musk-led company has reached a stalemate that may last until next year and beyond.

Tesla hopes that by promising to build a distribution center which would create 150 high-paying jobs for Connecticut residents, that state legislators will lift the ban.

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